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Historically, the direct method is a language teaching method (rather than a learning method) developed by Maximilian Berlitz at the end of the 19th century. Berlitz called it the "Berlitz Method", but it is otherwise known as the direct method. The direct method was based on the belief that total immersion would speed up the language learning process. It ...


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There are tons of advantages and disadvantages to the direct method. The direct method is put simply as a teaching method that use only the target language. This itself presents some of disadvantages, such as having the learner to not be able to connect words from their native language to the target language. Slow learners also struggle due to its rather ...


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Direct methods are statistically considered as superior (Source) to translation methods in letting the learner to communicate faster with others as direct methods focus on allowing the learner to be actively involved in listening and speaking the new language: This method is also known as the oral or natural method. It is based on the active involvement of ...


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